Swap-bot Time: February 3, 2023 11:32 am


Date Joined: June 22, 2008
Last Online: February 2, 2023
Birthday: August 4
Country: United States
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About Me

My name is Joy, and I am a retired real estate broker from northern Ohio. I have 4 daughters, 4 stepchildren, 6 grandchildren, and 3 new, great-grandchildren. I craft and travel. I used to cruise. I also love the Cleveland Guardians (Indians), Cavaliers, Browns and any Ohio sports team. I now have a 17 yr old Tuxedo cat named Ozzie. He is vocal, (we argue all the time) loving, and very handsome. His owner passed away in a car accident at the age of 30. I wanted company last year during Covid but wanted a senior cat. One of the funniest YouTube videos is: Sad Cat Diary by zefrank1. A must see for cat lovers.

Favorite Music

Music seems to be limited to oldies, classical, and anything my grandchildren (the musical ones) are involved in. Norah Jones is a fav. I really like peace and quiet.

Favorite Books

*The Midnight Library
*The Book of Names
* Dear Edward
* Where the Crawdads Sing
* All Nicholas Sparks
*WWII love stories
* Love Jeffrey Archer
* Lee Child * David Baldacci
* Michael Connelly
* Harlan Coben
* Rosamunde Pilcher
* Last of the Breed by Louis L'Amour (not a western)
* Philippa Gregory.
* JoJo Moyes

Books are a big part of my life, both written and audio. I will read almost any mystery or best seller. Historical novels are pretty good also. Once in a great while I'll read a "trashy love story" just to break the monotony of serial killers. My eyes get tired more often, so sometime it takes a while to get through a book. I am downloading books on my IPad more and more. Love it!

Favorite Movies

TV is just a vehicle for watching movies and sports. I LOVE movies. I found that the local library has most of the just released movies, and I usually have a list of 25 or 30 at any one time on reserve. My favorite movies are: Anything Marvel or DC, French Kiss, You've Got Mail, Moonstruck, Kinky Boots, Avatar, Chicago, Triplets of Belleville, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo trilogy, Breakfast Club, Howl's Moving Castle, Shall we Dance, original Japanese version. I am not opposed to any genre, except perhaps most sci-fi's. (Ok, I'm not totally square....I do like The Matrix and most Quentin Tarantino movies) Can't wait for John Wick 4. I find I like Kung Fu movies, and laugh at myself. I have been watching dvds of BBC series, such as Upstairs/Downstairs, Downton Abbey, etc. I look forward to Project Runway and all variations. I always loved Fashion Police.....I will miss "bleeping" Joan Rivers and the ugly red carpet dresses. With Covid, Netflix is my new addiction. They carry movies, tv series and original programming that I can watch anytime, anywhere.

Favorite Crafts

My interests include textiles & fiber knitting (scarves) and crochet (afghans), sewing, and collage jewelry/button stuff. Button dolls. Any Christmas ornament or decoration. I started making my own Christmas cards. I am obsessed with ATC's. I made 5 "family history" altered books. Also trading postcards has become a new interest. . I do some Kumihimo braiding. I am making beaded bracelets. Very Zen-like. 2019: Beaded suncatchers and tree ornaments. Fun and easy gift.

More about me

I am not easily offended, love tasteful nudes, double entendre's, clever sarcasm, etc. I collect and hoard whatever I need at the time for my current project(s). I did purge all the supplies for past projects during the move. I feel so much lighter. There is so much to learn and do, and so little time. I do love hand made things. There is a little bit of the artist in everything hand made. I think thats why I love ATC's. The maker's personality shows through. So, do not worry about what I like. I am open to anything you love. I have recently developed a love for postcards. It's instant mail gratification...I like them naked with a nice note, or sent in an envelope (to be used for another swap). I love sending and getting little pieces of mail. My vacation shopping now includes buying interesting postcards for my swaps. Too funny!

Yes, Please

OK.... I will be adding thoughts from time to time. It's hard to list likes when there is very little I don't like.

I Love...........

  • Anything about the Royal family. I have a small collection of British commemoratives (china, postcards, etc.)
  • Middle ages (Henry VIII, etc.)
  • anything (book pages, etc.) written in a foreign language
  • Unusual colored/patterned/floral papers. All colors, especially muddy/washed out/muted colors and patterns. ATC sized papers (2.5 x 3.5 or larger). I also like hand made papers and backgrounds.
  • Rubber stamps, especially clear or unmounted ones
  • ephemera from victorian to the 50's
  • Anything Tim Holtz
  • Notecards, decorated envies
  • I would love it if you used real stamps when mailing me.
  • books and magazines on crafts, beading, buttons, or paper crafts.
  • Butterflies
  • Beer Coasters

  • POSTCARDS - written or unwritten from anywhere in the world. I prefer standard 4x6 size (NOT oversized or large) for my album unless the swap calls for something else. I DO NOT collect multi view cards or vintage or handmade. I like in no particular order, but not limited to:

    • people
    • real animals (not the cartoony ones)
    • art
    • lighthouses
    • touristy
    • Lantern Press
    • world heritage sites
    • foreign
    • scenic
    • map
    • national parks
    • black and white
    • stadiums/sports
    • Maxicards *State Capital Buildings
  • my state map collection (blank) is almost complete but, there is more than one design for each state. I need all New England states and any foreign countries are welcome.

  • I love Go Cards and Max cards. They are ad postcards with great graphics. They are actual post cards with ads on the front and no/very little print on the back. I have not been able to find them in Ohio.

  • pierced earrings - I like hooks rather than posts.
  • Chocolate, especially dark or bittersweet
  • Decaf coffee
  • Anything made with love
    • Computers (I don't mean someone should send me a computer, but I spend a lot of time on mine.)
  • Movies (ditto for movies) I would love recommendations
  • Book recommendations
    *Playing card swaps: I'm looking for all playing cards in any suit. Love jokers.

    ****I was given a couple of decks of pinups (nude men or women) from the 70's. If anyone is interested in acquiring a couple of cards, PM me with your address. I will be glad to send some on. I know this is not for everyone, but many collect playing cards of all types.

No, Thank You

If you can avoid these.

  • Cutsy stickers (Hello Kitty, Kawaii, etc.)... It's ok if you make me something with them, I just don't feel creative using them myself.
  • Quilting-supplies or fabrics, I don't quilt- that would be a whole other life.
  • I don't journal
  • All jazz music, heavy metal, most country (I know, it's un-american)
  • Sci-fi movies
  • Most bugs
  • Spandex anything
  • make-up, I don't wear much
  • Cooked spinach - liver - mushrooms
  • squash (anything with a z or q in it)
  • perfumes and lotions. I'm not into scented anything.
  • People who send swaps or postcards without a little personal note. A line or two would be enough. I would love to hear something about you or your area.
  • Postcard dislikes:
  • multi view
  • cartoony animals/people unless it's cartoon characters
  • Oversized (larger than 4x6)
  • Handmade (unless the swap calls for it)
  • Zazzle
  • Vintage


I always send my swaps on time. I never mark sent until I actually mail my swap. However, sometimes it goes into a mail box, not the post office, so the post mark might not be the same as my sent date. If you don't receive anything in a reasonable time-frame, please let me know before you rate me and I will resend. I send all multiple partner swaps at the same time. So, if you see I have been rated by someone in your swap, you know I did send to you also. I WILL NEVER LET THE POST OFFICE WIN! I do keep track of my swaps. I know it's my responsibility to check on whether you received my swap, and as many of you know, I do. But it's also your responsibility to rate me when you do receive it. Thank you.

I promise to rate as soon as I receive your swap. (Unless I have a brain cramp that day) I appreciate thoughtful extras, but, they are not necessary for a heart. I will give hearts for good and/or caring work. If you send on time and it is the required item(s), you will at least get a 5. If you have a good reason for being late and let me know, I will be patient. Communication is the key. Sometimes life does kick us when we're not paying attention.

THANK YOU to my swap-bot family for all your wonderful swaps. You never disappoint. It's a real pleasure to belong to this group.




Comment: Thank you for the lovely sticker bombed postcard!
Comment: Thank you so very much for the awesome playing cards ❤️❤️❤️
Comment: Loved your choices! Always fun to be your partner.
Comment: Wow super great cards, every single one of them! Thanks so much, especially for the "crooked" one. The sticker on your envelope cracked me up. That's exactly what happened to me today while trying to get hold of my insurance company. I never did get to a real person. Grrr... but your sticker made me laugh. Thanks :-)
Comment: First off, TYSVM for joining my swap and for all the wonderful & fun PC"s! i absolutely love them! Especially the Amish one. They are hard to find. But There are well over 1,000 Amish people living here in Canton, PA. We live on a mountain and live an 1/8 mile from 3 Amish families. They're the sweetest people you'll ever meet and these Amish are more modern and drive trucks and have some electric, ha! TYSVM again!
Response: Glad you liked my selections. We have some pretty large Amish areas in Ohio as well.
vlhafer54 rated for Handmade Christmas NC or GC USA on Jan 22, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the cards - they're lovely - Happy Swapping!
KellyR rated for Franken-Deck ♠️♦️♣️♥️ on Jan 19, 2023
Comment: Great swap, thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the amazing selections of cards. I really love the pink celestial/moon card.
Comment: Thank you for the resend! Like your choices!
Response: Thanks for your patience. I really don't know where all the undelivered mail goes. Boggles my mind.
Arabella rated for PCS: Scavenger Hunt #6 on Jan 10, 2023
Comment: These are great cards, Joy!! I love the rose! And the odd shaped card is so funny!! How would you even shuffle them?? Thank you!!!
Response: Yay. You got them! Thank you for the nice rating.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely playing cards ❤️❤️❤️
Comment: Joy, I loved the variety of postcards you sent me! The Ohio covered bridge was my favorite having grown up in Ohio. It brought back many memories. Warmly, Ginger
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely postcards and bookmark! I know I only talk about posties in my profile. The whole thing needs an overhaul. Thanks again.
LadyJo rated for CHRISTMAS Postcard on Dec 25, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard! Hope you had a wonderful December season!
Comment: Thank you so much for such a delightful swap! Goodness Joy you put so much into it from the wonderful cheery drawings on the envie, the stickers(love), and card holder…… over the moon about the cards too….. must admit the dog and duck card has become an all time favorite thinking about Joshua too, Truly!!!♥️
Response: You were easy to send to. Very specific profile. Glad I had a special card to send. Happy Holidays.
Comment: I really enjoyed your envelope of goodies, especially the Xmas card I just sent to a dear friend, thankyou so much for being my partner...merry Christmas and all the very best in 2023 🎄😁💕❤👍🇦🇺
Comment: Such fun playing cards you shared with me!!! Plus, you included such lovely sugar skull stickers! I loved everything you sent. Thank you for making my day with such a fun swap ♡\( ̄▽ ̄)/♡
Response: That was because of the nice swap you sent to me. Thank you.
marclively rated for PCS: Story of these cards #6 on Dec 6, 2022
Response: Glad you liked them Marc.
Comment: Thank you!

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simcoe54 on Aug 4, 2022:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

Byn0604 on Jun 19, 2022:

Hope you had a fantastic weekend.

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debbiespoms on Mar 21, 2022:

Received the 3 map PC's via PH postcard tag and thanks very much for them!

Mark63 on Feb 7, 2022:

Hi, I’m back! And I’ve listed a swap if you’re interested. 😀

myancey on Mar 3, 2021:

I am so glad the second arrived. Happy swapping!

CrystalZ on Feb 10, 2021:

Thank you for the fun Alice in Wonderland themed postcards that you sent for the Postcard Tag in Postcard Hideout! I will definately be adding these to my collection :)

user6937 on Jan 29, 2021:

What an unexpected surprise in my mailbox today! Two wonderful map cards (Ohio & Hilton Head Island) - thank you, Joy! Extremely nice of you ;)

jjhere on Jan 25, 2021:

I'm learning some cool stuff reading your profile! I love Phillipa Gregory, too. I've read The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo trilogy but didn't know the made all the movies (have seen the first one - loved it). I had to look up 'Kumihimo braiding'...wow, beautiful!

susieq11 on Aug 19, 2019:

OK, I’m glad you liked both mapcards!! : )

susieq11 on Aug 5, 2019:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Joy! Have a nice day!!!

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